Professional Sound - October 2017 - Page 11

Audio Engineering Society Announces 2017 Election Results AES143 Outlines Spatial Audio, Archiving & Restoration Tracks Organizers of the 143 rd International AES Convention have released details of the Spatial Audio and the Archiving and Restoration educational tracks. The convention is being held from Oct. 18-21, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The Spatial Audio Track will examine and explain advances in 3D audio and immersive sound. The Crash Course in 3D Audio seminar will share the latest 3D audio concepts, formats, and technologies. In the Perceptual Thresholds of Spatial Audio Latency for Dynamic Virtual Auditory Environments seminar, Ravish Mehra of Oculus Research will address the key factors in maintaining the VR illusion. Tom Ammermann of New Audio Technology GmbH will demonstrate the technology behind Kraftwerk’s new 3D Blu-ray release and more. The Archiving and Restoration track will feature its most varied events schedule to date, including in-depth looks at archiving the music of Star Wars and the prolific record- ings of the Grateful Dead, media preservation techniques for the 21 st century, and more. For more information, go to www.aesshow.com. The Audio Engineering Society has released the list of winning candidates from the 2017 AES international elections. The newly elected officers will assume their roles in October 2017, short- ly after the end of the 143 rd International AES Conven- tion in New York. AES PRES.-ELECT NADJA Entering the office WALLASZKOVITS of president-elect is Nadja Wallaszkovits, who will serve first on the AES board of governors and executive committee as president-elect, fully assuming the presidency in October 2018 for a one-year term. Joining the board of governors as treasurer-elect is Richard Wollrich, who will serve alongside Treasurer Garry Margolis for one year, then begin a two-year term as treasurer. Also in October, current President Alex Case will remain on the executive committee as past- president for the 2017-2018 term, as current President-Elect David Scheirman advances into the presidency. The new VP for Central Region, U.S. and Canada is Mike Porter. Porter is the owner of Channel D Solutions and has 40-plus years of experience in the Nashville audio industry. For more information, contact the AES: 212-661-8528, www.aes.org. PROFESSIONAL SOUND 11